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“Dynamic” Deadfront Interface Panel Glass
“Dynamic” Deadfront Interface Panel Glass A “dynamic” deadfront panel is used to create a sleek, uncluttered user interface appearance, drawing attention to the “hidden” light up indicators as required. The icons or other alpha-numeric indicators are visible when backlit, and when unlit, a monochromatic streamlined look is achieved. Abrisa Technologies offers complete solutions for deadfront panel glass technologies including screen printed graphics, chemical...  Continue Reading...
How To Select A Spherical Lens Optical systems use lenses to focus, collimate, expand, collect, and image light. Ranging from convex to concave, and bestform to aspheric, any lens selection must be made with the utmost consideration for its purpose as well as its required quality. This white paper delivers a review of singlet spherical lens shapes, and guidance on deciding the best lens characteristics for each application.  Continue Reading...
Specifying Optical Filters for Sensor Applications Each sensor application has its own subtleties that need to be addressed in order to choose the appropriate optical filters for each sensing task. This application note discusses the critical parameters for bandpass filters that are to be used for sensor applications, including considerations on in-band transmission, band edge placement, and out-of-band blocking.  Continue Reading...
Custom Glass Fabrication Capabilities Technical Reference Document Abrisa Technologies provides precision custom machined optical components from prototype to high volume and OEM production. We can apply a variety of precision processes, individually or in combination, to any glass substrate. 90% of Glass Fabrication requirements are unique, consequently when you require a specific transmission, size, edge, polish, cleanliness standard or more for your product, turn to Abrisa Technologies to produce your...  Continue Reading...
Technical Note: Guide To Glass Abrisa Technologies’ "Guide to Glass" provides information about the types of glass and their associated thermal, optical, chemical, mechanical, and electrical properties; Understanding light & color; glare reduction; and glass Strengthening methods using heat and chemicals. By Abrisa Technologies  Continue Reading...
Semi-Transparent Mirrors For Visually Dynamic Hospitality Displays
Semi-Transparent Mirrors For Visually Dynamic Hospitality Displays Hotel, restaurant, and retail owners are latching on the emerging trend of using aesthetically pleasing high performance Semi-Transparent Mirrors to create a visually dynamic display/mirror combination. These mirrors are constructed with a display unit hidden behind the glass that is not visible until powered on. When the display is powered up, a clear, sharp and color neutral image appears. This application note discusses Abrisa...  Continue Reading...
Specifying Wavefront Or Surface Error In Aspheres The optical quality of aspheric mirrors is commonly specified by their surface accuracy and reflected wavefront error. The surface error is the deviation of the surface from its perfect form, while the wavefront error is the deviation of the resulting reflected or transmitted wavefront from its perfect shape. It is often assumed that these tolerances are related to each other by a simple scale factor. However, that is not the case when it comes...  Continue Reading...
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Laser Line Mirrors Laser Line Mirrors

Optics Balzers has successfully developed and tested a special dielectric layer system with PARMS coating technology, making it possible to manufacture 45°-HR mirrors for 1030nm applications with an established destruction threshold of 0.44J/cm² at 210fs. These mirrors are typically used in ultra-short pulsed systems of Yb:YAG solid-state lasers.

Near-Eye Display Solutions Near-Eye Display Solutions

Optics Blazers manufactures Near-Eye Display combiners and other components for optimized display performance and see-through properties. With an integrated manufacturing chain, this company can deliver single reflective surface, multiple reflective surface, free-form, or diffractive combiners. Optics Blazers’ solutions are developed with cost and scalability in mind to serve the competitive consumer electronics market.

PURAVIS® Eco-Friendly Glass Optical Fibers PURAVIS® Eco-Friendly Glass Optical Fibers

The PURAVIS® eco-friendly glass optical fibers from SCHOTT are designed for outstanding transmission of white light, even for long length applications. This “green” product is manufactured in an entirely environmentally friendly manner, including the entire proprietary manufacturing process, making the fibers automatically compliant with the EU directives RoHS and REACH.

Thin Film Coating Solutions And Processes Thin Film Coating Solutions And Processes

DSI is capable of producing a variety of durable, reliable, and heat resistant optical coatings within the ultraviolet, visible, near-infrared, shortwave infrared, mid-wave infrared, and long-wave infrared spectral wavelengths. Along with standard products, DSI is able to work in close collaboration with customers in order to develop innovative coatings that meet specific requirements within real-world applications.

Specialized Coating Processes Specialized Coating Processes

DSI provides three specialized coating process technologies designed to accommodate the many demands placed on thin film coatings. Each process offers the ability to provide unique solutions, higher performance, increased volume, and much more durable coatings.

Test, Measurement And Support Services Test, Measurement And Support Services

DSI offers its expertise on high quality testing capabilities for many types of resources such as in-house produced materials, as well as independent verification of external coated and uncoated samples for vendor/supplier surveillance, process analysis, and qualification testing. Each quality system is ISO 9001:2008 certified and ITAR registered and compliant. Environmental testing is also available and is performed in accordance with military specifications.

Glass Machining Glass Machining

Abrisa Technologies offers a broad spectrum of glass machining services that can fit nearly every application-specific customer requirement. With CNC processing and other glass fabrication equipment, this company can manufacture a wide variety of glass parts ranging from simple to the most complex designs. Some of the offered processes performed in-house include notching, slotting, grooving, edge grinding, stepped surfaces, hole drilling, circle grinding, polishing, and sandblasting.

Frit Inks For Screen Printed Glass Frit Inks For Screen Printed Glass

Abrisa Technologies offers frit ink graphics for screen printed glass used in rigorous environmental conditions. Frit ink is composed of colored glass/ceramic frit particles, resin that holds the frit in place prior to firing or tempering, and a liquid/chemical medium that allows the ink to be applied. Screen printed glass with frit is highly durable and ideal for applications where corrosive salt spray and fog are continuous environmental threats.

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OPTICAL COATINGS AND MATERIALS VIDEOS

  • Clear The Air: Challenges In MWIR Optical Sensing
    Clear The Air: Challenges In MWIR Optical Sensing

    Jason Palidwar with Iridian Spectral Technologies spent some time with us on the last day of SPIE’s 2016 DCS exhibition to talk about the challenges encountered in the mid-wave spectrum and how his company has worked around them.

  • How To Specify Optical Coatings For Sensor Applications
    How To Specify Optical Coatings For Sensor Applications

    This year at SPIE’s DCS exhibition, Donna with DSI gave us a quick on-location hello from the show floor before turning it over to principle investigator Kevin Gibbons so that he could offer some advice on what you should consider before determining an optical coating’s specifications for sensing applications.

  • Precision Optics Corporation Introduction By Richard Cyr
    Precision Optics Corporation Introduction By Richard Cyr

    Precision Optics Corporation (POC) focuses on manufacturing micro lenses, lens systems, and prisms with sizes down to 180 microns. This video, featuring Richard Cyr at Photonics West 2016, is an introduction on the POC laboratory and their optics capabilities.

  • Over 100 Years In Optics Experience
    Over 100 Years In Optics Experience

    At 2016’s Photonics West exhibition, Dan Bukaty talked to us about Precision Glass & Optics’ (PG&O) view on partnering with their customers.

  • Bring On Your Most Challenging Micro-Optical Needs
    Bring On Your Most Challenging Micro-Optical Needs

    Precision Optics Corporations’ Richard Cyr met with us at the Photonics West 2015 exhibition to talk to us about the micro-precision optical components his company provides. This ranges from micro-prisms, micro-precision lenses and lens systems, and more. Watch the video for specifics on just how small some of these parts can get.

  • LaCroix Optical Corporate Video
    LaCroix Optical Corporate Video

    LaCroix Optical has been manufacturing custom optics for the medical, defense, and industrial markets since 1947. Watch the video to hear from some of their employees talk about the company’s history, capabilities, and what makes them stand out from other optical manufacturers.

  • Vertically Integrated Supplier Of Optical Assemblies And Sub-Assemblies
    Vertically Integrated Supplier Of Optical Assemblies And Sub-Assemblies

    Andrew Riser of II-VI Optical Systems catches us up on the company's recent merger with Exotic Electro-Optics, the delivery of a $12 million dollar telescope for space applications, the expansion of a fixed-focus product line and fabrication capabilities, and more.

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